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LIPOIC ACID & HEPATITIS C
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is considered by many an
important part of the
health regimen for patients with Hepatitis C Virus aka HCV.
Many sources list Alpha Lipoic Acid as the most powerful anti-oxidant ever discovered! It is an important and versatile anti-oxidant that enhances the
functions of vitamins C and E and glutathione. Alpha lipoic acid also helps turn glucose into energy. For these reasons many
people with liver conditions, especially Hepatitis C, take it as a staple
part of their "treatment programs".
who treat patients with hepatitis C (aka HCV) prescribe the alpha lipoic acid antioxidant, especially
those in the natural healing community, although not limited to the
natural healing community.
of alpha lipoic acid is to neutralize free radicals in the body by
enhancing the anti-oxidant functions of vitamins C and E and glutathione.
According to Lloyd Wright (hepatitis C survivor, researcher
and author), ALA is "used in Europe to restore liver health and confer
protective benefits against oxidative processes involved in degenerative
piece of information about this substance is found in his book Triumph
Over Hepatitis C. He states that it regenerates glutathione, giving
cells a "double dose of anti-oxidant protection". Further he writes,
" It is also easily absorbed when taken orally, and once inside cells
is quickly converted to its most potent form, dihydrolipoic acid,
an even more potent free-radical neutralizer than ALA. Because both
alpha-lipoic acid and dihydrolipoic acid are antioxidants, their combined
actions give them greater anti-oxidant potency than any other natural
anti-oxidant now known."
claims that he has rid his body of the hepatitis C virus through natural healing
therapies and that there are no signs of the virus in his system after
his recovery. Among other supplements, he took alpha lipoic acid everyday
and suggests it was a "vital" in his fight against hepatitis C.
he made in its favor are: Ester Packer, professor of molecular
biology at UC Berkley, says it is the most important anti-oxidant
ever discovered; and that scientists have found that it can inhibit
replication of HCV-1 and other viruses through its ability to bind
directly to DNA.
A holistic physician,
Jesse Stoff, M.D., director of IntegaMed in Tucson, AZ, says hepatitis
C is a treatable and often reversible condition. He gives detailed
description of a case in which it was cured with natural remedies
and supplements which can be found on the alternativemedicine.com
website. He lists alpha lipoic acid as one of the supplements that
should be taken. He says, "[ALA} is always useful in treating chronic
liver inflammation". According to Dr. Stoff, ALA occurs naturally in
potatoes, carrots, yams, sweet potatoes. He reinforces that when given
as a supplement it can increase the body's production of glutatione,
an enzyme that protects the cells from damage by harmful free-radicals.
Overall it is
considered to be a very important anti-oxidant and very important
in treating chronic inflammation of the liver.
Dosage: Alpha-lipoic acid can be purchased in doses of 50 - 300 mg tablets. According to The University of Maryland Medical Center there are no established recommended doses; however they list 20-50mg per day for general (no disease) antioxidant support. A protocol developed and used by Dr. Berkson for Hepatitis C includes 600mg per day of Alpha Lipoic Acid ALA.
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